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Kelly Point Park

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Kelly Point Park website

 

Arwen's notes:

I visit KPP (as we affectionally call it) on a regular basis, for the ease of travel along a paved trail that winds through the park. There are two main parking lots in the park. You can begin at either lot and travel on a paved path all the way through the park--and end at the other parking lot. The parking lots themselves have crumbly pavement, which makes for slow going. The paths themselves are in good condition, with a few roots to navigate around.

There are a few hills along the path. I would give them a medium grade, meaning that I am able to travel along the path and wheel up and down without assistance, but that travelling is definitely aerobic if you go fast enough. If not, this park is also really pleasant for a mostly (there are shipping yards) quiet stroll with whomever you bring with you!

In the 'off season' this is a great place to go with dogs--although signs clearly post that you are 'supposed' to keep your dogs on leash--in the rainy season I often go without seeing people and feel safe having my dog off leash as I wheel through.

 

Arwen's safety note: I hesitate to mention, but also feel like I wouldn't do justice if I didn't mention that there are men who regularly hang out in the parking lots waiting to meet other men. It's part of the sub-culture of the park. The primary the culture of the park are people with dogs and sometimes families who go to enjoy the trail and the access to the river the park affords. I do go there with my dog alone (I am a woman) and feel pretty safe. However, I do have some friends who will only go to KPP with me or others. Just an FYI.

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arwen said

at 10:55 pm on Jul 19, 2011

I visit KPP (as we affectionally call it) on a regular basis, for the ease of travel along a paved trail that winds through the park. There are two main parking lots in the park. You can begin at either lot and travel on a paved path all the way through the park--and end at the other parking lot. The parking lots themselves have crumbly pavement, which makes for slow going. The paths themselves are in good condition, with a few roots to navigate around.

There are a few hills along the path. I would give them a medium grade, meaning that I am able to travel along the path and wheel up and down without assistance, but that travelling is definitely aerobic if you go fast enough. If not, this park is also really pleasant for a mostly (there are shipping yards) quiet stroll with whomever you bring with you!

In the 'off season' this is a great place to go with dogs--although signs clearly post that you are 'supposed' to keep your dogs on leash--in the rainy season I often go without seeing people and feel safe having my dog off leash as I wheel through.

I hesitate to mention, but also feel like I wouldn't do justice if I didn't mention that there are men who regularly hang out in the parking lots waiting to meet other men. It's part of the sub-culture of the park. The primary the culture of the park are people with dogs and sometimes families who go to enjoy the trail and the access to the river the park affords. I do go there with my dog alone (I am a woman) and feel pretty safe. However, I do have some friends who will only go to KPP with me or others. Just an FYI.

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